Lothene Combat School

For a 16th Century shirt you will need two and a half to three metres of white or off-white linen.
The body pieces are squares which are pleated into the collar.
The collar and cuffs can be made with or without a ruff.

Venetian hose are baggy around the legs but fitted at the waist and tapered to the knees.

A doublet uses approximately a metre and a half of wool, silk or linen fabric.
Crescent shaped wing pieces can be attached at the shoulders.
A sleeveless version of this pattern can be used to make a jerkin to be worn over the doublet.

Construction of various styles of French Hoods

Shirt cuff embroidery (as seen from back) - front view here

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